December 30, 2008

Preview of Harjo's Wings

From an e-mail sent by Native Voices at the Autry:

Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light Takes Flight Next MarchMusic can save you, stories can heal you; in the words and the song, there is an answer. From the imagination of musician, poet, and playwright Joy Harjo (Mvskoke) comes a deeply compelling journey of struggle, displacement, self-discovery, and healing. Embracing life stories, sharing universal truths, and taking back a Native woman's place in the world, Harjo teases out a tale of how poetry, music, art and theater can bring a life full circle.

Invoking spoken word, storytelling, and song, Harjo channels multiple voices, taking us on a wild musical ride where she tells it like it is with spirit and a mean jazz sax. Joining her for this personal tour-de-force is Grammy Award-winning producer and guitarist Larry Mitchell infusing blues, funk, rock and jazz into an allegorical work of tremendous power.

We invite you and your family to be swept away to the place where the night meets the dawn at the Autry National Center for this very special limited run.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Native Plays and Other Stage Shows.

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